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-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Shakespeare's Sonnets Navigator Summary of Sonnet 64 in the Table of Contents Notes for Sonnet 64

Shakespeare's Sonnet 64


  1    When I have seen by Time's fell hand defaced
  2    The rich proud cost of outworn buried age;
  3    When sometime lofty towers I see down-razed
  4    And brass eternal slave to mortal rage;
  5    When I have seen the hungry ocean gain
  6    Advantage on the kingdom of the shore,
  7    And the firm soil win of the wat'ry main,
  8    Increasing store with loss and loss with store;
  9    When I have seen such interchange of state,
 10    Or state itself confounded to decay;
 11    Ruin hath taught me thus to ruminate,
 12    That Time will come and take my love away.
 13      This thought is as a death, which cannot choose
 14      But weep to have that which it fears to lose.

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